About Conservation Buffers

Conservation buffers are strips of vegetation placed in the landscape to influence ecological processes and provide a variety of goods and services to us. They are called by many names, including wildlife corridors, greenways, windbreaks, and filter strips to name just a few.

Benefits that conservation buffers provide to us include protecting soil resources, improving air and water quality, enhancing fish and wildlife habitat, and beautifying the landscape. In addition, buffers offer landowners an array of economic opportunities including protection and enhancement of existing enterprises.  Learn more here.

Employment Opportunity

The Wright Soil and Water Conservation District has an employment opportunity for an Engineering Technician and will be accepting applications until 4:30 p.m. on August 19, 2016.

Please see the job announcement for more information.  


What We Can Do For You:

  •  Inspections and Reviews of Wetlands

  •  Lake Monitoring and Stream Assessment

  • Lakeshore Restoration Design Using Native Vegetation

  •  Rain Gardens Design & Financial Assistance

  • Design & Financial Assistance with Erosion Control

  • Information & Possible Assistance on Well Abandonment

  • Technical Assistance on Small Flooding or Water Problems

  •  Low Interest Loans for Agriculture Best Management Practices

  • Permits, Advice, & Technical Information on Wetland Issues

  • Education Outreach

Marties named “Outstanding Conservationists for 2015” By Wright Soil and Water Conservation District

The recipient of the “Outstanding Conservationist” award is selected by the local Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) Board and awarded by “The Farmer” magazine at the Minnesota Association of Soil and Water Conservation District’s annual meeting in early December.  This is an important recognition because it acknowledges the accomplishments and efforts of a local cooperator in the area of soil and water protection and conservation.  The 2015 award recipients selected by the Wright Soil and Water Conservation District are Russell and Sharon Martie of Hasty, MN.